Miscellany of Memorable Moments


Miscellany of Memorable Moments

Previously I’ve written about my darkest days in teaching because I think it should be recognised that these things happen in schools. However, more often schools are places where funny, bizarre and embarrassing things happen; things you never forget.

Here are some of mine:

Bad first day.
I was late to work on the first day in my first job. I started running out of petrol and got lost in the outskirts of Wigan looking for a petrol station. When the Principal introduced me to the staff, I was still frantically driving down a country lane in a hot sweat, looking for signs to Billinge. Later that day, the Head of PE gave me a verbal roasting for going into the gym in my outdoor shoes. It turns out he thought I was in the Lower Sixth….he apologised later; it broke the ice. Slightly stressed…

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